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Study Electronics and Computer Science in the United Kingdom

University of Southampton

The School of Electronics and Computer Science at Southampton is a world-leading centre of excellence for research, teaching, enterprise and innovation in Computer Science, Electronics and Electrical Engineering.

The Schools distinguished history dates from 1947 when the United Kingdoms first Department of Electronics was opened in Southampton. Since then it has encompassed both Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and grown steadily in scale and in reputation.

Now one of the largest schools of its kind in the world, with more than 220 academic and research staff, and over 1000 students, it has an unparalleled reputation for the quality of its teaching and degree programmes, as much as for its contribution at the leading edge of research and new technology.

One of the most highly-rated and successful of all United Kingdom university departments, the School of Electronics and Computer Science at Southampton is pre-eminent in both research and teaching in Computer Science, Electronics, and Electrical Engineering.

Southampton researchers have made an outstanding contribution to the development of these subjects over the years and continue to lead the world in areas such as agent-based computing, microelectronics, fibre optics, and the development of the Grid.

The School consistently achieves the highest ratings for both its research and teaching (5* in both Computer Science and Electrical and Electronic Engineering in RAE 2001, and now rated 6* by HEFCE); it holds some of the countrys largest research council grants, and it has collaborations and partnerships with leading companies and agencies around the world.
  • First Electronics Department established in the United Kingdom
  • One of the largest departments of its kind
  • Hosts national research facilities including: The Advanced Knowledge Technologies Interdisciplinary Research Centre and The Optoelectronics Research Centre
  • Awarded the highest rating for the quality of its teaching in Electronics, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
  • All courses accredited by the Institution of Electrical Engineers or the British Computer Society - leading to Chartered Engineer status (CEng) for graduates after appropriate career experience
  • Excellent employment record for graduates; large numbers offered postgraduate studentships


Here at Southampton we are able to offer the entire spectrum of courses...

electronic engineering

electronic engineering for biomedicine

electrical engineering

electromechanical engineering

computer engineering

computer science

software engineering

information technology in organisations

Our students appreciate the flexibility of the courses and the chance to transfer between courses once their strengths and preferences become clear.

In fact we promise that whichever ECS degree you choose, you can transfer to any other ECS undergraduate degree within your stream up to the end of the first semester of the first year, providing that there is space and course requirements are met.

Typical offers for A-Level Entry...
  • MEng Computer Science and Software Engineering courses: AAB
  • BSc Computer Science and Software Engineering courses: ABB
  • BEng Electronic Engineering and Electronics: AAB
  • BEng and MEng Computer Engineering: AAB
  • BEng and MEng Electrical and Electromechanical Engineering: ABB
  • BSc Information Technology in Organisations: See course details for entry requirements

Minimum requirements...

Electronic Engineering and Electronics

Maths A-Level and a physical science (preferably Physics) A-level are required.

Computer Engineering

Maths A-level and a science A-level are required.

Computer Science & Software Engineering

B in Maths A-level.

Electrical and Electromechanical Engineering

C in Maths A-level and C in Physics A-level.

Electronics for Biomedicine (2005 intake)

Maths A-Level and a physical science A-level are required.

If the physical science A-level is not in chemistry, an AS level in chemistry is required.
Alternative Qualifications...

International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall minimum.

Scottish Higher Certificate plus certificate of 6th year studies in Maths and Physics.

BTEC HND; HNC BTEC: Distinction in Maths at level H plus high average marks in other relevant subjects at level N or H.

Advanced GNVQ: Distinction plus A-level Maths at grade B.

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The Undergraduate Admissions Secretary

Electronics and Computer Science

University of Southampton,


SO17 1BJ.

Tel: 023 8059 2969 - ECS

023 8059 6000 - Southampton University Admissions

Fax: 023 8059 3045